A Proposed Information Architecture for Telehealth System Interoperability

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Telemedicine technology is rapidly evolving. Whereas early telemedicine consultations relied primarily on video conferencing, consultations today may utilize video conferencing, medical peripherals, store-and-forward capabilities, electronic patient record management software, and/or a host of other emerging technologies. These remote care systems rely increasingly on distributed, collaborative information technology during the care delivery process, in its many forms. While these leading-edge systems are bellwethers for highly advanced telemedicine, the remote care market today is still immature. Most telemedicine systems are custom-designed and do not interoperate with other commercial offerings. Users are limited to a set of functionality that a single vendor provides ... continued below

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Warren, S.; Craft, R.L.; Parks, R.C.; Gallagher, L.K.; Garcia, R.J. & Funkhouser, D.R. April 7, 1999.

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    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Telemedicine technology is rapidly evolving. Whereas early telemedicine consultations relied primarily on video conferencing, consultations today may utilize video conferencing, medical peripherals, store-and-forward capabilities, electronic patient record management software, and/or a host of other emerging technologies. These remote care systems rely increasingly on distributed, collaborative information technology during the care delivery process, in its many forms. While these leading-edge systems are bellwethers for highly advanced telemedicine, the remote care market today is still immature. Most telemedicine systems are custom-designed and do not interoperate with other commercial offerings. Users are limited to a set of functionality that a single vendor provides and must often pay high prices to obtain this functionality, since vendors in this marketplace must deliver entire systems in order to compete. Besides increasing corporate research and development costs, this inhibits the ability of the user to make intelligent purchasing decisions regarding best-of-breed technologies. We propose a secure, object-oriented information architecture for telemedicine systems that promotes plug-and-play interaction between system components through standardized interfaces, communication protocols, messaging formats, and data definitions. In this architecture, each component functions as a black box, and components plug together in a lego-like fashion to achieve the desired device or system functionality. The architecture will support various ongoing standards work in the medical device arena.

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  • Toward an Electronic Patient Record '99, Orlando, FL (US), 05/02/1999--05/06/1999

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  • Report No.: SAND99-0864C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5692
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc693413

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Warren, S.; Craft, R.L.; Parks, R.C.; Gallagher, L.K.; Garcia, R.J. & Funkhouser, D.R. A Proposed Information Architecture for Telehealth System Interoperability, article, April 7, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc693413/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.